The walker was found at Black Sail youth hostel. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The walker was found at Black Sail youth hostel. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A missing walker was found by rescuers at a remote youth hostel as midnight approached.

Members of Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team were called out about 9.30pm on Tuesday after concern was raised for the 32-year-old man, who was on a two-day walk on the fells above Wasdale and Ennerdale.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team requested the help of their colleagues from Cockermouth in the operation.

A Cockermouth team spokesperson said: “He was located by a Cockermouth MRT vehicle at Black Sail youth hostel in Ennerdale at 11.20pm.”

Earlier in the day, the team was called out after reports a 69-year-old man and a 58-year-old woman were stuck on a steep ground. The pair, from Leamington Spa in Warwickshire, were cragfast with their two dogs above Warnscale Bothy above Buttermere.

The Cockermouth MRT spokesperson said: “The walkers managed to self rescue as the team were approaching and were walked off the fell by a team member.”

The incident involved 16 team volunteers.

On Monday, the team took part in a major operation after reports a woman had jumped from Gote Bridge in Cockermouth into the River Derwent.

Swiftwater technicians were among 22 team members called out about 11pm. The Prestwick Coastguard helicopter also flew to the scene.

The search was subsequently stepped down and a man was interviewed by police. No-one matching the woman’s description was reported missing.

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